J&K Sports Council participates in 'Swacchata Hi Seva’ campaign
Post by RK News on Monday, October 2, 2023
Srinagar, Oct 01: Pledging its support to the appeal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for a nationwide cleanliness drive, the special drives were conducted across all the sports facilities of the Union Territory.
The cleanliness drive initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi received nationwide attention, especially from all the sports buffs wherein the country’s premier blended fitness and well-being with cleanliness and leading the ‘Swacchata Hi Seva’ campaign alongside wrestler-turned-social media influencer, Ankit Baiyanpuriya.
With the onus to carry forward PM’s message of cleanliness and fitness, several cleanliness drives were conducted across all the sports facilities by the J&K Sports Council.
These campaigns received good support from athletes and trainees registered with the union territory's premier sports body.
The campaign was led by Secretary, Nuzhat Gull who participated in the major cleanliness drive at Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar along with other staff members brooming the major portion of the path leading to the stadium.
Speaking on the occasion, Nuzhat Gull said that Swatch Bharat Abhiyan aims to create awareness among the citizens about the importance of cleanliness and hygiene, and encourages them to actively participate in keeping their surroundings clean.
“Maintaining cleanliness in our surroundings is crucial for ensuring good health as dirty surroundings can become a source of diseases and infections”, Gull added.
She also emphasized active participation in cleanliness all through to reduce the occurrence of infections and promote a healthier environment for all.
Nuzhat Gull said that J&K Sports Council has built a vast sports infrastructure and its upkeep and cleanliness are not only limited to the Sports Council, but everyone living in the vicinity of such facilities along with athletes has a role to play and today’s campaign is a reminder to the duty we all owe to the nation in our tangible way to keep the environs clean as it leads to a better quality of life besides enhancing the aesthetics of our surroundings, making them more visually appealing.
Nuzhat Gull also said that cleanliness has a positive impact on our mental well-being too.